Cuomo Announces Sandy Inspired Reforms To Help Storm Victims

10.29.13 | Bob Price

A year after Superstorm Sandy, NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced new rules for responding to disasters that are meant to provide faster and better service for victims. The state has established an expedited claims process to get insurance money into the hands of New Yorkers sooner after a natural disaster. The new measures also provide for emergency licensing to bring in more insurance claim adjusters and a mediation program to settle disputes with insurers more quickly. The state will also order a moratorium after a disaster forbidding insurance companies from canceling policies. The changes will also allow homeowners to make immediate repairs for safety, rather than waiting through the claims process.